Sun opens up about OpenSolaris strategy

Looking to steal thunder from the Linux juggernaut or at least catch the same wave, the company plans to release binaries in Spring 2008 for its Unix platform as part of the company's "Project Indiana"

Microsoft withholds support for GPLv3 software

As the latest version of a popular open source licence comes to light, the world's biggest software company says it will reject any applications that comply with it

Oil distributor gets slick with ERP

With little IT manpower and no time to spare, the Canadian distributor of Castrol products builds a whole new sales and distribution system from the ground up

Open-source guru knocks Fedora

Eric Raymond, influential developer and co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, has delivered a public rebuke to Red Hat's Fedora project, saying he is switching to the Ubuntu distribution after 13 years as a loyal Red Hat user, citing numerous technical and governance problems around Fedora.

Group teams on Asian electronic software distribution

Germany's Asknet AG has teamed with Japan's SoftBank BB Corp. in a new joint venture aimed at providing electronic software distribution services in the Asia market.

Spyware needs global cure

Litigation, legislation, self-regulation and education make a good anti-spyware recipe. This was the underlying message that resonated at a workshop sponsored by the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) held in Ottawa . The workshop emphasized the global nature of the spyware issue and called for the establishment of internationally-accepted

Google, MS, Sun team on Net services lab

Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. have set aside their differences long enough to jointly help create an Internet services lab along with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

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